Auto Trader has reported a 1.6 million uplift in the volumes of visitors to its online car marketing platform and record consumer confidence amid KPIs which could indicate another post-lockdown sales boom.
Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) chief executive, Mike Todd, predicts that - aside from the impact of Brexit - three other key areas will continue to influence the automotive sector’s response post COVID-19.
A Brexit deal may have been done but with COVID-19 and the electric vehicle (EV) agenda at the heart of car retail’s challenges in 2021, Alison Ashley, RSM’s head of motor retail, has highlighted her key predictions for the years ahead.
The Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) has warned that Trading Standards operatives will be checking up on car retail operations to ensure test drives are not illegally conducted during COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’.
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